Agartala: Former governor of Tripura and Meghalaya Tathagata Roy, who is known for making controversial statements, has alleged that Rohingyas are ‘trickling’ into India through Chittagong Hill Tracts-Tripura border.
He mentioned that his opinion was based on the report published in a Bengali daily ’Jugasankha’.
Taking to Twitter, Roy wrote, “According to report in Bengali daily Jugashankha, Rohingiyas are trickling into India thru the Chittagong Hill Tracts-Tripura border. These are all radicalized Muslims whom Myanmar drove out because they posed a threat even to the Buddhist majority. BSF,extra vigilance called for!”, he said.
In a press statement issued December 1, the Border Security Force (BSF) said their troopers had apprehended 130 illegal intruders and immigrants on the international border between December 1, 2019 and December 1, 2020. This included 86 Indian nationals, who had crossed the border without proper documents to meet family members, and 44 Bangladeshi nationals.
Tripura shares a 856-km border with Bangladesh, which is guarded by the 18 BSF battalions deployed under 04 Sector headquarters in the state.
Earlier on November 24, during checking of Agartala–New Delhi Rajdhani express, 14 passengers were detected for not having any legal document or Identity cards of being Indian citizens. The tickets details revealed that they were travelling on fake names i.e. tickets generated in the name of others.
During interrogation, it was found that all of them had fled from the refugee camp of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and entered India.
“A case was registered by GRP, New Jalpaiguri vide no 244/20 dated 24.11.2020 under section 14 A Foreigner’s (Amendment) Act. On 25th November all the arrested persons who are believed to be from the Rohingya community were produced before the magistrate and later sent to judicial custody”, Subhanan Chanda, chief public relations officer, NF Railway, said in a press statement.